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catalinadee 06-14-2012 05:22 AM

Scariest beak to trim!
 
I've never coped (talon and beak trimming and reshaping) any of my own raptors. I have a very good friend who comes and does it for me. Usually he casts the bird and trims them at the same time but because I wanted to learn I took part. I held Chalkie for him, and held his beak open etc to do the sides of his beak. The poor guy got chomped BAD! I've never been bitten by a Harris hawk but it doesn't look like fun :p I filed the sides down and reshaped the tip. I also got to trim his talons. I just blunt the ends a bit so he wont puncture his feet. Gotta admit, I still don't think I'm overly comfortable doing it, but I do know how! Maybe next time I'll be okay :thumbsup:

Here's it before
http://i975.photobucket.com/albums/a...DSC_0901-2.jpg

And after...
http://i975.photobucket.com/albums/a...2/IMG_1711.jpg

We left more of the length on that we usually do as being as it was the first one he'd had in a while because he's been living loose and we didn't want to take more off. I'll file it a little more in a few weeks

hipeopleoftheworld 06-14-2012 09:33 AM

OWWWW! THAT would hurt! The beak looks nice though!

catalinadee 06-14-2012 09:59 AM

Thanks! I would MUCH rather be bitten by a raptor than a parrot :lol:

Quakermum 06-14-2012 06:58 PM

I wudnt wana b bitten by either one lol but he's looking sharp (like his beak get it) hahaha :biggrin5:.... I know lame lol

catalinadee 06-14-2012 07:10 PM

I have made worst jokes. Check out my thread called Echo's beauty tips :lol:

Thanks though. I've been bitten on occasion by falcons and stuff and it's more how much pressure they put on. Owls are a different story. As are parrots!

Quakermum 06-14-2012 08:25 PM

Aww that cud b cool to own a snow owl like Harry potter I'd name her hedwig tehe the inner nerd comes out :lol:

KTyne 06-14-2012 09:50 PM

Oh jeez, I would be afraid of doing that! Scary. :eek:

catalinadee 06-15-2012 01:55 AM

I worked with three! A very cross breeding pair and a male called Moss. They're almost three times heavier than Chalkie!

But yup haha!

ShannonH1984 06-15-2012 05:21 AM

Looks great. I'm sure you won't have any problem doing it Daisy ;).

catalinadee 06-15-2012 05:25 AM

Thank you! :D

Abby 06-16-2012 07:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Quakermum (Post 67640)
Aww that cud b cool to own a snow owl like Harry potter I'd name her hedwig tehe the inner nerd comes out :lol:


AHHH! I love Harry Potter! I'm rereading the series right now.





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